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Joseph King
Clayton Twp.

Joseph King, one of the representative farmer of Clayton Township, was born in Ashtabula County, Ohio, Feb. 19, 1813. He came to Clayton County in 1846, and settled on secion 31, Clayton Township, where he has resided since. He owns a finely cultivated farm of 200 aces. He was married to Rosanna Doran on March 10, 1846, and came at once to Clayton County with his young bride, who was born in Ireland in 1822. Six children have been born of this union, viz.: John W., born Dec. 13, 1846; Mary E., Dec. 4, 1848; Eleanor J., Feb. 28, 1850; Charles D., May 2, 1852; Joseph H. Dec. 25, 1859; and Charlotte, Sept. 11, 1862. Mr. King is a member of the Congregational church, and in politics is a Republican, being strongly in favor of prohibition.

source: History of Clayton County, Iowa, 1882, p. 723


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